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Regional League Transfer News
The process of top Regional League teams continuing to strengthen their squads with loan signings prior to the Regional League Championship Winners' Play-off has continued, with Kansai League runners-up FC Mi-o Biwako Kusatsu snapping up 21-year-old defender Noriaki Ishizawa from Vissel Kobe and Yutaka Kaneko, 27, a defender from Ehime FC.

JFL Transfer News
19-year-old defender Akira Kajiwara has joined JFL side SC Tottori on a two-month loan from J1 giants Oita Trinita.

31 Oct 06 - The fresh-faced Akira Kajiwara

The fresh-faced Akira Kajiwara
Regional League Transfer News
New Chugoku League champions Fagiano Okayama have strengthened their squad further ahead of the Regional League Championship Winners' Play-off tournament at the end of November, with no fewer than four loan signings until the end of January having been announced. Koji Matsuura, a 26-year-old striker, and 23-year-old defender Takaki Shigemitsu join from J2 side Tokyo Verdy 1969, while from New Wave Kitakyushu come defenders Yasuhiro Nomoto, 23, and 35-year-old Hiroyoshi Kuwabara.
Tohoku Division 2 Promotion Playoff 2006

The winners of the two regionalised sections of the Tohoku League Division 2 held a play-off at the Kanegasaki Moriyama Sports Park in Iwate prefecture on Sunday to decide which of them would achieve automatic promotion to Division 1 for 2007. Furukawa Battery from the south overcame FC Akita Cambiare 4-2 and will therefore be promoted in place of Nippon Steel Kamaishi, while Cambiare now have one more opportunity to do the same in a second play-off against the Division 1 next-to-bottom side Morioka Zebra.

29 Oct 06 - Furukawa Battery in yellow fight their way past Cambiare

Furukawa Battery in yellow fight their way past Cambiare

Sun 29 Oct Furukawa Battery 4-2 FC Akita Cambiare
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